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In the university environment, you find peace and smile most of the day. Less stress, no rushing for a deadline, and you can plan your work accordingly. Cons (balance): In this type of working environment, don't expect a high salary, or high promotion.
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Great place to work

SIT is a great place to work. The staff and students are nice. There is a friendly work environment and the University is growing fast. It met my expectations when I joined and during the time I worked there.
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Relaxed environment but dependent on project supervisor

Good place to work. Salary is ok but there is no progression at all. Most staff are on contract basis, tied to project completion. Work life balance depends on the professor. If the professor is good, you will enjoy the work but if the professor is demanding, your life will be very miserable. Project usually only has 1 or 2 colleagues in a team.

Pros

Flexible work hours

Cons

Work life balance depends on professor
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Good

Working environment is good. Colleagues are helpful. Department head really needs to focus on employee career progression. Senior management should think about who shall become a leader.
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Good Welfare but very local mindset culture

Work is going slow pacePeople do not want to take up challenges and have some resistance to the changes. One small thing will need to escalate to management for discussion that makes the deliverables become slow and complicated.

Pros

Salary on time

Cons

Slow pace
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Slow pace, obsolete IT. A good place if you are looking for job security. Lower salary as compare to market rate.

Salary not tagged to market rate. Not much progression. Top down decisions, a lot of meetings. Not a bad place if you are looking for job security and stability.

Pros

Slow pace, relax

Cons

IT system not intergrated or updated.
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Fast paced environment

Contractor who worked at Singapore Institute of Technology previously, and paid by hourly. Friendly colleagues from some department who were willing to help out.
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Work experience

Interacting with students, really collaborative effort to see the student's event come to life, helping them with planning, developing them into leaders
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Highturnover

As a relatively new university, a lot of ground work needs to be done. You gotta be a all rounder and a master of a particular at the same time. It's a relatively fast paced environment. And you need to excel and shine outstandingly to be able to stay on, else you'll be asked to leave once contract is up.
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Fun Environment

Friendly Colleagues, Positive environment. Learn to be more creative to finish your task on time specially during season day as many mails to record. Working hours is flexible too.
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Stressful

The management is not understanding when it comes to employees with mental health sickness. Colleagues are nice and friendly though. Do not join the institute if you are not productive
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Good

Tension-free to work environment hard work job seekers deserve it Good people, respect your work and your toil. The salary depends on your talent. Friendly environment
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Great place to work

Good culture, practice work life balance. Great place to work in. Good Flexi benefit. Fast pace working environment and can learn a lot from education sector.
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Not a friendly culture. People work in silo.

Don't find the division I work in very friendly. People tend to have their own cliques and are not warm/welcoming to new staff. Work can be really boring unless you are keen in the technology/industry.

Pros

Two canteens

Cons

Food not so cheap at canteen. No discounted price for staff/students. Food tastes terrible.
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High Turnover rate

At this nascent stage where employees are new, promotions and job assignments may not be totally meritocratic but is based in large upon whim and fancy of the so-called department directors. Senior management (SM) seems fickle-minded as their policies keep changing. The KPIs for the faculty keep changing with an increasing emphasis on scholarly output rather than teaching (which used to be of utmost importance just a few months back). Many current faculty who have put a lot of effort into teaching find that all their effort seems to have gone to waste. The SM is, unfortunately, staffed with people with powerful political connections rather than respected academics with an international reputation (who really understand what a university needs). This results in the university being run like a corporation rather than a true university. The president refused to retire a few years back and instead extended his contract by another 5 years. Not much change has been made though as he continued to receive his fat paycheck, except that the current provost has been replaced by some dean from NUS. The current SIT campus is located just next to the ACS (Independent) campus. It may seem ironical that a university campus turns out to be smaller than that of a mere high school. But then, they claim that the current SIT campus is only temporary - the permanent campus will be located in 5 years' time at the northern tip of Punggol, just opposite Pasir Gudang. Many may remember Pasir Gudang as a huge petrochemical industrial complex in Johor which made news headlines recently due to mass - 

Pros

Job opportunities

Cons

New Campus not something to look forward to
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$80 per hour with CPF

I like teaching Mathematics and Physics in this environment because the students are driven and motivated to learn. They like to understand the concepts behind the formulas and I enjoy helping them to appreciate what they learn better.
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Nice people

Nice faculty members. Currently still shaping policies as it is a new University. Since no policies, many times individual need to figure on how to get things done than strategizing. If you do not have any background working in an IHL, I would not recommend you to apply. If you have background working with an IHL, this is a good environment for you to grow with SIT.

Pros

Free lunch, Work Life Balance, No old school baggage

Cons

Need improvement on process and policies as it is a new university.
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Culture shift

The culture has changed much with movement in the management, which can be a good or a bad thing. Different directors have different style of management, so it depends if you can work with it.

Cons

Long hours
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Good Place to work.Job Satisfaction. Lots of learning, Good team.

Good Place to work.Job Satisfaction. Lots of learning, Good team. Work culture is good. Team is understandable. Good growth. Job stability. Periodic performance.

Pros

Good

Cons

Good
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Work-life balance, comparable salary and benefits to other Educational institutes, Staff not very motivated

Good Work-life balance, Comparable salary and benefits to other Educational institutes, Start-up environment, so most processes are not well established.

Pros

The environment allows creativity and free will

Cons

HR system improvement needed including performance management
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3.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.2 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.9 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
2.8 out of 5 stars for Management
3.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

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